Shark Bait – ABC Film Challenge – Catch-Up 2022 – S – Shark Bait – Movie Review
Director: James Nunn
Writer: Nick Saltrese (Screenplay)
- Holly Earl (Last Train to Christmas)
- Jack Trueman
- Catherine Hannay
- Malachi Pullar-Latchman (Hounded)
- Thomas Flynn
Plot: A group of friends enjoying a weekend steal a couple of jet skis race them out to sea, ending up in a horrific head-on collision. They struggle to find a way home with a badly injured friend while from the waters below predators lurk.
Runtime: 1 Hour 27 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Shark Bait starts when a group of friends, Nat (Earl), tom (Trueman), Milly (Hannay), Tyler (Pullar-Latchman) and Greg (Flynn) are on spring break. They have a wild night on drinks, lasting till morning. Here, they decide to steal jet skis and head out to open water.
Once out at open water, they decide to act stupid, causing a crash, damaging one of the jet skis, while the other needs repairing. They must figure out how to survive the situation, only for things to get worse, when a great white shark decides it wants to hunt them down if they are in the water.
Verdict on Shark Bait
Shark Bait is another shark attack movie that puts a group in a difficult situation to fight back against a hunger shark. In this case, we get a group of annoying college students with no respect or regard for anything, acting recklessly. Apart from Nat, who is pressured into every decision by the others, the other characters are nothing but stupid.
The shark looks horribly CGI, to the level where they have to cover up most of the attacks, from behind or below the water. Decision-making is not one of the strengths of any of the characters in the movie. The strongest part of the movie comes from the excellent effects used to show injuries.
Final Thoughts – Shark Bait is a standard shark attack movie.